- It's that time of the year again - the rumour mill gets rolling.
- The summer transfer window is set to open on June 9.
This should be a significant transfer campaign for Chelsea as the Blues' chiefs look to back Thomas Tuchel up after reaching the FA Cup and Champions League finals. Join us in trying to make sense of the rumours.
As per The Sun, Chelsea are ready to make a move for non-league starlet Seb Drozd. The 18-year-old, who plays for Isthmian League side Uxbridge, is currently on trial with Burnley's B team. The Stamford Bridge scouts have been reportedly keeping an eye on the versatile teenager who can play as a full-back, wingback or in midfield.
For a while, Haaland has been identified as Chelsea's only concrete transfer target for the summer. Now, it's claimed that the Blues will have a £150 million transfer budget, with Haaland being the priority. Still, Borussia Dortmund insist that Haaland is not going anywhere this summer.
The former Blue is mentioned as the most likely alternative to Haaland if Chelsea fail to agree on a deal with Dortmund. Tuchel is, in particular, a fan, according to Bild's Christian Falk, but it will be a difficult task to convince him to leave Inter where he plays his best football.
As per Bild, Chelsea and Liverpool are ready to compete with Manchester United for the winger's signature and the Blues believe they can make Sancho a 'superstar of the decade'. Still, the Red Devils have been pursuing him for many months already and are still the frontrunners.
Judging from another report by Bild, the Liverpool winger is another former Stamford bridge man who could be targeted by the club. The Egyptian is not happy with how his contract negotiations are going, and he has openly flirted with Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona - they'd probably be his preferred choices should he leave Anfield.
It's Bild again! The German media outlet claims that the Madrid centre-back is the 'no.1' name on Chelsea's shortlist for this position. Man United are also keen on the Frenchman whose contract with Madrid expires next year.
Chelsea's £40 million asking price will be too much for the striker's suitors, but West Ham intend to offer a loan deal for the 23-year-old, as per The Athletic. Aston Villa, Leicester City and Newcastle United are also mentioned as the clubs interested in bringing the player in.
Van Ginkel has told ESPN FC that he expects to leave Chelsea on a free transfer at the end of the 2020/21 season once his Stamford Bridge contract expires.
According to Corriere Dello Sport, Jose Mourinho has identified the Frenchman as a potential signing for AS Roma after failing to sign him for Man United and Tottenham. Nothing has been reported by more reliable sources so far, though.